A Movie, A Party, An Experience! Get ready to laugh when one of the greatest film comedies of all time, Some Like It Hot, lands at the Cascade Theatre for the fourth and final classic movie event of the season. Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon are two musicians who witness a mob hit. They decide to flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women. All goes well until they fall for the female bandleader. Then a clash of identities and mistaken motives wreck havoc—and comedy gold. The evening is paired with the theater’s signature silver screen party with live music, dancing, themed drinks, a jewelry giveaway donated by Devons Jewelers and a surprise or two. Then, enjoy this classic Marilyn Monroe movie too hot for words!
Marilyn Monroe – Sugar Kane Kowalczyk
Tony Curtis – Joe / Josephine
Jack Lemmon – Jerry / Daphne
Party at 6:00pm, Film at 7:30pm
Some Like it Hot “Goofs” according imdb.com
- Osgood makes a ship-to-shore phone call using a Hallicrafters Model S-20R which came out in 1939. Also this radio is only a receiver and not a two-way radio.
- During the opening chase, the police zip by a Chevron gas station. Chevron was known as Standard Oil in 1929.
- Set in 1929, yet features the 1930s songs “I’m Thru With Love” and “Stairway to the Stars”
- When Junior asks Sugar where she learned how to kiss, she replied that she sold kisses for The Milk Fund. The story takes place in 1929; The Milk Fund was founded in 1932.
- Junior identifies himself to Sugar as heir to the Shell Oil Company, but this group’s first U.S. distributorship opened in December 1929 in North Carolina, after the movie takes place.
- One of the goons searching for Joe and Jerry assures the other goons that his men have the airports covered. Miami had just one airport at that time, Pan American Field, which consisted of a single hangar and served just one route, Miami-Havana.
- In Sugar Kane’s introductory scene (the platform of the Chicago railroad station), her hairstyle, featuring spit curls, is at least a nod in the direction of the 1920s. The next time we see her (on the train, supposedly the same afternoon or evening of departure), her hairstyle is pure late 1950s.
- Jerry mimics the title character from Little Caesar in 1929.
- As the band members are organizing the party in Daphne’s berth, the girl bringing the cheese and crackers is holding a jar of Cheez Whiz. The film is set in 1929, and Cheez Whiz was not introduced to the market until 1952 at the earliest.
- Although rim brakes (those on Junior’s bicycle) have been in use since the 1890s, the vast majority of early 20th century American bicycles used coaster brakes. In real life, Junior would have been hard-pressed to find a bike with rim brakes.
- When Sugar tells Daphne that Josephine predicted Sugar would meet a millionaire, Daphne says: “That’s one for Ripley”, a reference to Robert L. Ripley’s “Believe It Or Not”. At the time the story takes place (1929), “Believe It Or Not” was published by the New York Evening Post only, and was not picked up for syndication until 1931.For more “Goofs” and other interesting movie trivia check out IMDB.com